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Forgiving Those Who Hurt Others

What can we teach our kids and students about forgiveness in this atmosphere of conflict that seems worse than ever?  Anyone who has been married for more than an hour, or is the parent of a teenager, understands there will be disagreements and hurt feelings in life because we all want our way.  What can be even […]

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Should We Be Raising Monks or Daniels?

“I make a decree that in all the dominion of my kingdom men are to fear and tremble before the God of Daniel; for he is the living God and enduring forever, and his kingdom is on which will not be destroyed, and his dominion will be forever.” -King Darius Many parents today are scared […]

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Setting the School Climate: Bring the Energy!

As a school leader, one of my most essential responsibilities is to bring a positive attitude and demeanor as I sit in meetings, speak in public settings, or walk around campus engaged in one-on-one conversations. Next, I seek to hire joyful, and generally optimistic teachers and staff. Why is this such a priority for me? […]

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The 2020 Pandemic and the Future of Remote Learning

Here we are together, enduring the pandemic of 2020. We exist in a no-man’s land, a wilderness, as we wait expectantly for the conclusion of the stay-at-home orders, and when life will return to normal, with shopping, eating at restaurants, youth soccer games, and school back in session on campus. This reminds me of the […]

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The Low Bar of Tolerance

“Tolerance” has become one of the cornerstone virtues of an “enlightened” and “compassionate” person, according to secular culture in America. Public schools aggressively teach students “tolerance” and present it as the ideal for someone who doesn’t believe in silly notions such as God, or even definitive right and wrong. The irony of the proponents of tolerance is […]

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Worship the Creator, not the Creation

As I tour prospective parents around the Renton Christian campus and introduce them to our school, questions regarding curriculum inevitably arises.  I summarize our biblical worldview upon which all of our curriculum is based by saying we teach about the Creator and his creation.  As students learn science, history, math, social studies and all the other subjects, […]

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2013: A Fresh Start

It’s January 1, 2013.  Today, Americans all over the country are setting resolutions for the upcoming year.  According to dictionary.com, the word “resolution” means “the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc.”  A “resolution” is stronger than a “goal” because it asserts planning, determination, and action.  I […]

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